Mexico City is to reopen its restaurants and cafes on Wednesday after the government recorded a decline in the number of new cases of swine flu. Currently, customers may only purchase takeaway meals.
The H1N1 virus was first reported in Mexico and is suspected of killing 101 people there. Here, a man in the city of Puebla clutches a figure of "St Death", who receives petitions for love, luck and protection.
An aerial view of Mexico City on Sunday shows deserted avenues. Fear of the virus has kept away visitors and disrupted everyday business.
The lucrative tourist market has receded since the outbreak, leaving traditional street musicians and hat-sellers at a loss.
While the news from Mexico has been good, world health officials warn that H1N1 is still spreading in other countries. Here a Colombian barber takes no chances with a customer.
Egypt's decision to slaughter pigs as a precaution sparked protest riots by farmers from the Christian minority, many of whom who saw it as a threat to their livelihood and to their identity in the Muslim-majority state.
Egypt's pigs are largely reared in the slums around Cairo, where they feed on rubbish tips. The government says hygienic pig farms will be set up two years from now.
In the UK, five pupils at an east London school were diagnosed with H1N1. Alleyn's School was the fourth UK school to close in connection with swine flu.
In New York, St Francis Preparatory School reopened on Monday after being closed because of a swine flu outbreak. The school has had 45 confirmed cases of H1N1.
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